Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) Coordinating Center

  • Scutchfield, F (PI)
  • Jones, Jeffery (CoI)
  • Lamberth, Cynthia (CoI)
  • Mays, Glen (CoI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The PublIc Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) National Coordinating Center based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health will lead national efforts to set, disseminate and accomplish the PHSSR Agenda; support both junior and experienced researchers transitioning to the field; improve data and methods used in PHSSR; assist practitioners in developing research skills; synthesize and disseminate PHSSR evidence; identify additional funding sources for PHSSR and conduct independent PHSS research. These activities will occur between September 1,2011 and August 31, 2012. Highlights include disseminating the new PHSSR Agenda through a special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, supporting a major RWJF-funded research solicitation, issuing the sixth round of mini-grants for junior researchers and convening the Keeneland Conference in April 2012. All activities directly involve partnerships with more than 20 national public health, health services and government organizations. In ',addition, numerous individual partners are involved through activities ranging from National Advisory Committee and Iwork group participation to recipients of technical assistance. Communications efforts include in-person presentations and exhibits at national conferences as well as a web Site, web conferences and social media tools. These activities II will impact the dissemination of PHSSR evidence and a strenthened PHSSR discipline as more researchers and practitioners become actively involved. Threats to these efforts involve the challenges of time, funding and expertise that accompany change efforts, in this case directed to improved public health services and their intersection with health services policy changes. Sustainabilityefforts derive from the expanding PHSS research base and agenda, as well as new funding opportunities arising from changing health services delivery and policy at the state and national levels.
Effective start/end date9/1/118/31/12


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